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>>>>> "DC" == David Carlisle <[log in to unmask]> writes:

>> the fact that things are in contrib/supported is no real indication at
>> all -- people ask for their stuff to go there, and then disappear (for
>> example, the author of booktabs, an excellent package, is uncontactable),

DC> The original idea of the supported area (and described in a document of
DC> Joachim's which I am not sure was ever really public)

I never intended to keep it private. And I always thought it's on CTAN
-- but when I checked it now, I couldn't find it.

It was not really appreciated by the developper community at that
time. Reactions were not unfriendly -- more uninterested...

For those still interested: http://ftp.dante.de/~schrod/ holds it.

Today, one might want to think about using RDF for that task, see
http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-rdf-syntax/. The Open Software Description
Format (OSD, http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-OSD.html) doesn't seem to be
appropriate for our realm.

Cheers,
        Joachim

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